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The Case Of The Unexpected Email

When I first wake up, Modern Philosophers, I like to fire up the laptop and check the email that has accumulated while I slept.

It’s usually just a bunch of notices from WordPress about readers liking or commenting on my blog posts, but I am always on the lookout for a good night email from The Girl Who Is Far Away or something about my screenwriting career. 513 more words


Geoff LaTulippe's Six Week Spec Challenge!

A few weeks ago, I decided to apply for screenwriter, Geoff LaTulippe’s Six Week Spec challenge. Here’s the challenge in Geoff’s own words:

“Starting 1 September 2014 – professional duties allowing, I’m going to begin writing the first draft of a brand new spec screenplay.

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If You Walk The Walk, You Better Write The...Ummm...Writing Stuff!

I’ve been a little under the weather the last couple of days, Modern Philosophers.

I woke up with a stomach thing yesterday, but thought it was just nerves and excitement about the pending trip to the Bangor Humane Society.  470 more words


Martin Scorsese's Guardians of the Galaxy (1974)

Maybe it was that Cantinflas trailer before the movie, but ever since seeing Guardians of the Galaxy last week, I’ve had this insane urge to remake it into a low-budget ‘70s film with gloriously crappy special effects, hokey raccoon make-up and tree suits, and no CGI, if only to see masked Mexican wrestling legend… 100 more words


Journaling = Perspective

Around this time last year, I began to use a online journal called Penzu. Not working on my screenplays on the weekends, this fulfilled a promise to myself to write everyday. 364 more words


Matthew Weiner on Screenwriting

The Paris Review —that hipster-ish magazine that must be read with horn-rimmed glasses while smoking a pipe— features a not too frequent series of interviews with screenwriters under the title, “The Art Of Screenwriting.” I have only read… 365 more words